Table of Contents for
Thursday 31 Oct 2013

Volume No. 748Part No. 63

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House of Lords

Introduction: Lord Balfe

Introduction: Lord Palumbo of Southwark

Railways: Passenger Demand - Question

Housing: New-build Homes - Question

Ian Brady - Question

Probation Services: Privatisation - Question

Business of the House - Timing of Debates

Housing: Affordability and the Underoccupancy Charge - Motion to Take Note

Armed Forces: Redundancies - Question for Short Debate

Families: Cost of Living - Motion to Take Note

Energy - Statement

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill - First Reading

Overseas Territories - Question for Short Debate

Written Statements

Agriculture: Common Agricultural Policy - Statement

Armed Forces: Coroners’ Inquests - Statement

Companies: Ownership and Control - Statement

Immigration - Statement

Remploy: Annual Report and Accounts and Performance Targets - Statement

Written Answers

Alcohol - Questions

Bovine Tuberculosis - Question

Census - Question

Companies: Entrepreneurship - Question

Companies: Future Fifty - Question

Driving: Breathalyser - Question

Elections: Northern Ireland - Question

Energy: Prices - Question

Higher Education: Undergraduates - Question

Homosexuality - Question

Iran - Question

Israel - Questions

Justice: Cautions - Question

Kenya - Question

National Minimum Wage - Question

NHS: Drugs - Question

NHS: Energy Costs - Question

NHS: Fraud - Question

NHS: Goods and Services - Question

NHS: Sites and Buildings - Questions

Prisoners: Education and Qualifications - Question

Railways: Compensation - Question

Railways: High Speed 2 - Question

Roads: Road Safety - Question

Royal Charter - Question

Royal Mail: Shares - Question

Russia - Questions

Schools: Academies and Free Schools - Question

Schools: Free Schools - Questions

Small and Medium-sized Businesses: Late Payments - Question

Terrorism - Question

Vietnam - Question

Young Offender Institutions: Education and Training - Questions

Young Offenders: Family Contact - Question





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Thursday 31 Oct 2013

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House of Lords [31 Oct 2013]

11 am

Introduction: Lord Balfe

11.09 am

Introduction: Lord Palumbo of Southwark

11.15 am

Railways: Passenger Demand - Question

11.20 am

The Minister of State, Department for Transport (Baroness Kramer) (LD):

Lord Faulkner of Worcester (Lab):

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Baroness Kramer:

Lord Berkeley (Lab):

Baroness Kramer:

Lord Palmer (CB):

Baroness Kramer:

Lord Bradshaw (LD):

Baroness Kramer:

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Lord Snape (Lab):

Baroness Kramer:

Lord Cormack (Con):

Baroness Kramer:

Lord Davies of Oldham (Lab):

Baroness Kramer:

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Housing: New-build Homes - Question

11.29 am

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) (Con):

Lord Dubs (Lab):

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

Baroness Gardner of Parkes (Con):

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

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Lord West of Spithead (Lab):

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

Baroness Maddock (LD):

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

Lord McKenzie of Luton (Lab):

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top (Lab):

Noble Lords:

Ian Brady - Question

11.36 am

The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord McNally) (LD):

Lord Campbell-Savours (Lab):

Lord McNally:

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Lord McNally:

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Lab):

Lord McNally:

Lord Patel of Bradford (Lab):

Lord McNally:

Baroness Trumpington (Con):

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Lord McNally:

Probation Services: Privatisation - Question

11.43 am

The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord McNally) (LD):

Lord Ramsbotham (CB):

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Lord McNally:

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Lord Rooker (Lab):

Lord McNally:

Business of the House - Timing of Debates

11.51 am

Housing: Affordability and the Underoccupancy Charge - Motion to Take Note

11.52 am

Baroness Quin (Lab):

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12.07 pm

Baroness Seccombe (Con):


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12.11 pm

Baroness Hollis of Heigham (Lab):


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12.20 pm

Lord Shipley (LD):


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12.30 pm

Lord Whitty (Lab):


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12.40 pm

Lord Howard of Rising (Con):


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12.43 pm

Baroness Blackstone (Lab):


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12.54 pm

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville (LD):


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1.02 pm

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde (Lab):


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1.11 pm

Lord True (Con):


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1.21 pm

Baroness Turner of Camden (Lab):

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1.28 pm

Lord Greaves (LD):


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1.38 pm

Lord Morris of Handsworth (Lab):


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1.44 pm

Lord Stoneham of Droxford (LD):


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1.54 pm

Lord Sawyer (Lab):


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2.03 pm

Lord McKenzie of Luton (Lab):

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Lord True:

Lord McKenzie of Luton:

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2.15 pm

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Baroness Stowell of Beeston) (Con):


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Lord McKenzie of Luton:

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

Lord McKenzie of Luton:

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Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

Baroness Hollis of Heigham:

Baroness Stowell of Beeston:


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Lord McKenzie of Luton:

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Baroness Stowell of Beeston:

2.35 pm

Baroness Quin:

Armed Forces: Redundancies - Question for Short Debate

2.37 pm

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Lord Touhig (Lab):


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2.47 pm

Lord Palmer of Childs Hill (LD):

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2.54 pm

Lord Ramsbotham (CB):

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3.01 pm

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde (Lab):

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3.06 pm

Baroness Garden of Frognal (LD):


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3.13 pm

Lord West of Spithead (Lab):

3.14 pm

Lord Rosser (Lab):

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3.22 pm

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Astor of Hever) (Con):

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Families: Cost of Living - Motion to Take Note

3.35 pm

Baroness Prosser (Lab):

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3.48 pm

Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde (Lab):

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3.54 pm

Baroness Tyler of Enfield (LD):


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4.04 pm

Lord Monks (Lab):


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4.12 pm

Lord Horam (Con):

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4.20 pm

Baroness Donaghy (Lab):


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4.30 pm

The Lord Bishop of Derby:


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4.38 pm

Baroness Drake (Lab):


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4.47 pm

Baroness Pitkeathley (Lab):

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4.54 pm

Lord Davies of Oldham (Lab):

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5.04 pm

Lord Newby (LD):


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5.24 pm

Baroness Prosser:

Energy - Statement

5.26 pm

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Baroness Verma) (Con):


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5.40 pm

Baroness Worthington (Lab):

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5.46 pm

Baroness Verma:

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5.52 pm

Lord Jenkin of Roding (Con):

Baroness Verma:

Lord Teverson (LD):

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Baroness Verma:

Lord Horam (Con):

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Baroness Verma:

Lord Grade of Yarmouth (Con):

Baroness Verma:

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill - First Reading

6.02 pm

Overseas Territories - Question for Short Debate

6.02 pm

Baroness Hooper (Con):

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6.14 pm

Lord Boateng (Lab):


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6.25 pm

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6.35 pm

Baroness Howells of St Davids (Lab):

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6.39 pm

Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville (Con):


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6.42 pm

Lord Bach (Lab):

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6.51 pm

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Con):

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Written Statements [31 Oct 2013]

Agriculture: Common Agricultural Policy - Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord De Mauley) (Con):

Armed Forces: Coroners’ Inquests - Statement

The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord McNally) (LD):


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Companies: Ownership and Control - Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Viscount Younger of Leckie) (Con):

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Immigration - Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Taylor of Holbeach) (Con):

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Remploy: Annual Report and Accounts and Performance Targets - Statement

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Lord Freud) (Con):

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Written Answers [31 Oct 2013]

Alcohol - Questions

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Viscount Younger of Leckie) (Con):

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Astor of Hever) (Con):

Bovine Tuberculosis - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord De Mauley) (Con):

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Census - Question

Lord Wallace of Saltaire (LD):

Companies: Entrepreneurship - Question

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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Viscount Younger of Leckie) (Con):

Companies: Future Fifty - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Viscount Younger of Leckie) (Con):

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Driving: Breathalyser - Question

The Minister of State, Department for Transport (Baroness Kramer) (LD):

Elections: Northern Ireland - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office (Baroness Randerson) (LD):

Energy: Prices - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Baroness Verma) (Con):

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Higher Education: Undergraduates - Question

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Con):

Homosexuality - Question

The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord McNally) (LD):

Iran - Question

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi) (Con):

Israel - Questions

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi) (Con):

Baroness Warsi:

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Justice: Cautions - Question

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Con):

Kenya - Question

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi):

National Minimum Wage - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Viscount Younger of Leckie) (Con):

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NHS: Drugs - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe) (Con):

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NHS: Energy Costs - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe) (Con):

NHS: Fraud - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe) (Con):

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NHS: Goods and Services - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe) (Con):

NHS: Sites and Buildings - Questions

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe) (Con):

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Earl Howe:

Prisoners: Education and Qualifications - Question

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Con):

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Railways: Compensation - Question

The Minister of State, Department for Transport (Baroness Kramer) (LD):

Railways: High Speed 2 - Question

The Minister of State, Department for Transport (Baroness Kramer) (LD):

Roads: Road Safety - Question

The Minister of State, Department for Transport (Baroness Kramer) (LD):

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Royal Charter - Question

Lord Wallace of Saltaire (LD):

Royal Mail: Shares - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Viscount Younger of Leckie) (Con):

Russia - Questions

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The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi) (Con):

Baroness Warsi:

Schools: Academies and Free Schools - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Nash) (Con):


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Schools: Free Schools - Questions

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Nash) (Con):

Lord Nash:

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Lord Nash:

Lord Nash:

Small and Medium-sized Businesses: Late Payments - Question

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Viscount Younger of Leckie) (Con):

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Terrorism - Question

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi) (Con):

Vietnam - Question

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi) (Con):

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Young Offender Institutions: Education and Training - Questions

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Con):

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Young Offenders: Family Contact - Question

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Con):